ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income

ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income

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A complete how-to from two of the world’s top bloggers

Thousands of aspiring bloggers launch new blogs every day, hoping to boost their income. Without solid advice from experts, most will fail. This bestselling guide, now fully revised with new and updated tips and tricks from two of the world’s most successful bloggers, provides the step-by-step information bloggers need to turn their hobby into an income source or a fulltime career.

  • Earning a solid income from blogging is possible, but tricky; this book details proven techniques and gives aspiring bloggers the tools to succeed
  • Even novices will learn to choose a blog topic, analyze the market, set up a blog, promote it, and earn revenue
  • Offers solid, step-by-step instruction on how bloggers make money, why niches matter, how to use essential blogging tools and take advantage of social media and content aggregators, what a successful blog post should include, how to optimize advertising, and much more

Written by two fulltime professional bloggers, the updated edition of ProBlogger tells you exactly how to launch and maintain a blog that makes money.


  • ISBN13: 9780470616345
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  1. Carsten Cumbrowski says


    The authors Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett are people who not just talk the talk but also walk the walk, meaning that they know from first hand experience what they are talking about.

    The only 200 pages length had me worried for a second, considering the size of the covered subject, but it was unjustified. It covers a lot of ground, but does so in reference style manner. This means that the book is not designed to be read from start to finish. You pick it up and read some sub chapters and maybe one of the ten main chapters, but then close it to apply what you just read in practice.

    Although they provide a lot of references and list of tools in most cases, did they fail to provide multiple options in some instances, which is either because of strong personal preference, lack of information or because of an advertising deal. It is hard to tell for sure.

    It is a useful and practical reference for newbies who think about starting a blog, but also for folks who already have a blog, but struggle with one or more aspects of the real world blogging realities.

  2. T. Hooper says


    Are you thinking about starting up a blog and using it as a means of supplementing your income? Then this is a must-have book. It goes through every step of the blogging process. Some the topics covered are how to choose a niche topic, how to find a host, how to write for blogs, how to introduce advertisements to your blog, and how to promote your blog. It even gets into the topic of buying and selling blogs for those who are interested in getting into the digital real estate market.

    What I found to be really useful is that the authors introduce a lot of sites that are beneficial for bloggers. You’ll learn where bloggers gather to share ideas about how to run their sites and also sites with useful tools for bloggers are also introduced.

    The authors have a lot of experience with blogging and it shows in this book. I learned a great deal and I’m really glad that I read it. I recommend this to anyone who is thinking of starting up a blog. Also people who have a blog, but haven’t been making any money with it, might find this to be a really interesting book as well.

  3. Jeff Lippincott says


    I loved this book. It is the first one I have read that actually explains how blogging can be used to make money directly. Most books I have read, and what I have experienced, indicate that blogging is not something to be done to make money directly.

    In this book the author explains that there are direct ways to make money from one’s blog, and there are indirect ways.

    Direct Monetization:



    >>Affiliate commissions

    >>Paid reviews

    Indirect Monetization:

    >>Freelance writing contracts

    >>Book deals

    >>Speaking engagements

    >>Consulting opportunities

    >>Service contracts

    >>Sell your own products

    After reading this book I am still a believer that blogs are not something to consider if you want to make money from them directly. However, it can be done! But probably not the way you would think. It’s not done by creating a blog, i.e., one blog and making it popular online. It’s done by creating many blogs. Creating an empire of blogs and getting well connected in the blogoshere does it. Writing on any topic that can generate advertisers, sponsorships, affiliate commissions, and paid reviews does it. One blog won’t do it. Two blogs won’t do it. But a lot of blogs creating little streams of income will do it.

    The authors provide us with some lessons they have learned about blogging:

    1. Blogging for income takes time

    2. Take it one step at a time

    3. It takes hard work and discipline

    4. Follow your dreams

    Does this sound familiar? It should if you regularly read books for entrepreneurs. Blogging for bucks is just another small business. Instead of writing content for an arsenal of magazines, you are writing an arsenal of content for various blogs. Instead of selling paper copies of writings, you are selling through Web 2.0. And you are using Web 2.0 strategies and tactics to make your blogs profitable.

    If you have an interest in blogs, and you want two books on the subject that discuss blogs from completely different perspectives, then read this book and read “Blog Schmog” (ISBN: 078521576X). Both books are well written, organized, and sound. If you read both of these books, then you should have a pretty good idea of what blogs are all about, what you can do with them, and what you cannot do with them. 5 stars!

  4. Lori Hoeck says


    As a relatively new blogger (Feb ’08), I found Darren Rowse’s and Chris Garrett’s book the perfect guide to the world of blogging for money. Cover to cover, it is full of easy-to-absorb points and insights streamlined to help new bloggers get up and running or to help current bloggers enhance their income. The authors cover blog set up, blog writing, income strategies, promotion, overviews of successful blogs, and much more. They even provide specifically targeted tips and exercises to enhance the reader’s understanding of the topic.

    Beyond the specific dos and don’t, I found these themes in the book as well:

    Pro-blogging is not a get-rich-quick scheme

    Pro-blogging requires hard work and commitment

    Pro-bloggers do exist, and you can be one of them

    Pro-blogging means connecting to, draw in, and maintaining a community

    Pro-bloggers must provide something useful to the reader

    The authors succeed quite well with that last point. No fluff here, just solid, hard-earned information straight from the experts.

  5. Cathy Stucker says


    I have been looking forward to reading this book, and I couldn’t wait to tear into the package as soon as UPS brought it to my door.

    “ProBlogger” does not disappoint. Each page includes useful tips and techniques for building a successful blog. The chapters include:

    Blogging for Money

    Niche Blogging

    Setting Up Your Blog

    Blog Writing

    Blog Income and Earning Strategies

    Buying and Selling Blogs

    Blog Networks

    Blog Promotion and Marketing

    Secrets of Successful Blogs

    Creating Something Worthwhile

    Reading this book from cover to cover will give you a solid education in blogging. It is the most comprehensive and realistic book I have seen on blogging, but it is not overwhelming. It covers everything from choosing a blogging platform and a topic, through design, what (and how often) to post, monetization strategies, interacting with your readers, using social media and getting links, and much, much more.

    I found several tips that will help me focus my efforts and produce a better blog.

    Once you finish reading the book, keep it near your computer so you can reference it frequently. This is not just a book for beginners. Even experienced bloggers will learn things they can use to gain readership and increase profits.

    If you are going to buy a book about blogging, make it this one.

    Cathy Stucker, […]

    Author of Mystery Shopper’s Manual, 6th Edition

  6. Scott Fox - Author of Internet Riches & e-Riches 2.0 says


    Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett have written a book that you should read if you’re interested in blogging.

    “Problogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income” is based on Darren’s (and his partner Chris’) personal experience building blog businesses to make $100,000/year or more.

    Like Darren’s popular Problogger blog, the book is casual, informative, supportive, and offers lots of specific strategies. It starts with the personal stories of how the 2 authors became successful bloggers. (Spoiler: They were not overnight successes and not everybody is going to make $100k!) This realistic approach continues throughout the book.

    The Problogger book pays excellent attention to the business side of blogging. It helps the reader evaluate his/her own interests and potential approaches that may lead to lucrative blogging for that individual. The authors help you determine content niches appropriate to your expertise, select a software platform, and provide plenty of details on profitable writing strategies. (This includes screen shots and even details on getting paid by blogging for others instead of necessarily starting your own blog.)

    Other business topics include marketing, SEO, and even buying and selling blog properties – much of which may be new to readers who are not already professional bloggers.

    The book closes with heartfelt guidance to “Create Something Worthwhile”. As blogging success stories themselves, Darren and Chris’ argument to focus on continuously creating value for readers as a way to build your business is a positive and accurate message.

    All of this practical, supportive detail combined with some inspirational support, make Problogger similar to my book Internet Riches: The Simple Money-Making Secrets of Online Millionaires, but focused specifically on how you can best make money by blogging.

    The thorough review that Darren and Chris provide of different strategies behind starting a successful blog make a valuable contribution to the emerging library of e-business texts.

    Highly recommended – especially if you are new to the “business” of blogging. The Problogger book could be the virtual mentor you need to make it big as a blogger.

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  8. Sarah Parker says


    I bought and read the entire book in a sitting. It is easy to read yet provides some really good foundational info about how to take your blog(s) to the next level. I’ve been blogging for 5 years, but have only just started taking it seriously in the last year, and both the book and the site has helped me tremendously.

    Putting the principles from the book into action on my blog, I have been seeing a 10-15% traffic. increase PER WEEK.

    There isn’t much fluff in this book, but it is still very approachable and easy to understand.

    I highly recommend it (and his website) to any serious blogger out there, professional amateur, beginner or otherwise.

  9. Jonathan Fields says


    What makes this book different from other books on blogging is it’s unique focus on actually turning a blog into a vehicle for revenue.

    So, for example, when it talks about choosing a topic, the focus is not just on figuring what you love to write about, but on find and choosing a niche to blog about that will give you the greatest possible chance to make money by serving a market with a strong demand for information and insight.

    When Darren and Chris talk about the types of posts you can include in your blog, they focus on what readers most want to read and what is most likely to get passed around or go viral, like list and resource posts.

    And, because traffic is the holy grail for monetization, they talk about blog promotion and marketing, from creating strong relationships to figuring out social-media to generating link-bait. It has one of the most detailed marketing and promotion sections I’ve found in any book on blogging.

    There are many really good books on blogging, but this one sets the bar for blogging for income. Highly recommended.

  10. Charles Lau says


    Before I first laid my hands on this book, I have already frequented Darren Rowse’s blog where he teaches about blogging as a professional. This book is definitely a complete guide to make money in blogging. It not only teaches you how to blog, what to blog, and also where to blog. But what separates this book from the rest are the parts where he teaches people how to buy and sell blogs, and to write articles that attract visitors to come back for more.

    Darren and Chris are definitely writing from their own experiences as probloggers themselves. And because of their fame, I believe the subscribers in their blogs will actually buy this book because of their credibility. In no time, this book should hit the bestsellers list.

    This book is written with the aim of targeting at all blog platforms even though they love to use WordPress (just like myself). In fact, the technical issues about blog should be left out to the experts while we focus on providing the best contents for the visitors.

    No doubt about this book at all. Because I have it myself, and would recommend to all bloggers out there to acquire it.